Open Water Diver Course in Mexico
Spend three days learning how to scuba dive under the supervision of a certified instructor. This PADI Open Water Diver course is a complete, carefully structured scuba diving course for participants with little prior experience. The PADI certification is recognized worldwide and qualifies you to dive up to a maximum depth of 60 feet (18 meters). During the course in Playa del Carmen, you'll make at least two pool dives and four dives in the clear waters of the Riviera Maya. Meals and accommodation are not included.
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three sections: theory, pool sessions, and open water dives. First, students receive all necessary information about the underwater environment, scuba diving equipment, basic techniques, and skills to dive safely. During pool classes, you'll practice all the skills used on open water dives — like ear equalization and mask removal and replacement — in a controlled environment before entering the open water. Finally, apply your knowledge and new skills on open water dives under the watchful eye of a PADI-certified instructor.
Day 1 starts with a morning transfer from your hotel in Playa del Carmen to the dive center. After a first lecture and the viewing of a training video, you'll get acquainted with your equipment and have about 2 hours of practice in the pool before returning to your hotel in the afternoon.
Day 2 takes you to the open Casa Cenote for an initial 1-hour dive after a safety briefing. Following a break and another briefing, you'll take a second 1.5-hour dive, then return to the dive center for a discussion and a second lecture. In the afternoon, you're returned to your hotel.
Day 3 begins with a morning transfer from your hotel to the marina. Board the boat for a briefing, followed by a first open water dive. After about an hour, take a break before a second briefing and dive in the clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. After returning to the dive center for your final exam (about 1 hour), you're dropped-off at your hotel.
Note: The PADI certification is recognized worldwide and is valid for life. Having achieved it, you are qualified to dive at any dive center in the world up to a maximum depth of 60 feet (18 meters).
- Full equipment
- Theory classes
- Practice in the pool
- 4 boat certification dives in open water
- Final exam
- PADI certification
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (Playa del Carmen area hotels only)
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum age is 10 years
- Not recommended for participants with back problems
- Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
- It is recommended that you bring a towel, sunglasses and sunblock